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Nneka

In Music on September 7, 2009 at 11:01 am

nnekaFollowing the lead of recent Nigerian exports such as Femi Kuti and Psquared is Hip-hop/reggae  artist Nneka Egbuna.

Born to a German Mother and Nigerian father Nneka grew up in Warri State in Nigeria. When she was 19, Nneka immigrated to Hamburg in Germany to pursue a degree in Anthropology. It was here that she met and started working with German Hip Hop producer DJ Farhot, collaborating to release her debut EP ‘The Uncomfortable Truth’ on the Yo Mama Label. This was followed with a tour of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. She released her first album in 2005 entitled ‘Victim of Truth’ the album garnered rave reviews with some critics comparing it to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Album.  Nneka’s lyrics cover a range of issues affecting Nigeria  ranging from corruption, poverty and Captalism.  

Nneka_-_No_Longer_At_Ease_[cover]Her second album “No Longer At Ease” released in April is garnering attention in the mainstream with the song “Heartbeat” coming out as a lead single on the album. Heartbeat has entered the UK Pop charts at number 23. Check it out here.

Nneka is definitely an artist to pay attention to especially if you like others artists like Erykah Badu, Neneh Cherry and Floetry.

No longer at Ease is available to download from Amazon for 6.99

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